Heritage in Motion Awards ceremony 2017 held in Skopje, Macedonia

United Kingdom’s Historic Royal Palaces received the Heritage in Motion Best Achievement Award for its project The Lost Palace during a ceremony held on the evening of 29 September in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Heritage in Motion is an annual multimedia competition on themes related to Europe’s cultural and natural heritage for the creators and users of films, games, apps and websites. It celebrates the best multimedia achievements that engage the public with Europe’s outstanding heritage in all its forms. Heritage in Motion is a joint initiative of the European Museum Academy and Europa Nostra and is powered by Europeana.

The Lost Palace © Historic Royal Palaces – 1920

The Jury was unanimous in declaring the Historic Royal Palaces as the winner of the Best Achievement Award. The Lost Palace immerses you in the history of a lost heritage site through creative and attractive technology which does not interfere with the experience, and which is enhanced by performances and installations. “The project demonstrates a clever use of technology. It is quite poetic and intriguing but at the same time is not afraid to engage the audience with style and theatrics,” stated the jury.

Three winners in other categories were also announced at the ceremony held at the Macedonian National Theatre during the annual conference of the European Museum Academy.

Athens Time Walk: Greece by Diadrasis Ladas I & Co GP
Category: apps for mobile devices
“A nicely executed project with easy navigation and good 3D renderings. A fun way to learn more about local history,” affirmed the jury.

Stockholmskälan: Sweden by the Stockholm City Museum, the Stockholm City Archive, the Stockholm City Library and the City of Stockholm Administration of Education
Category: websites and online content
“A thorough collection of data and a best-practice example of cooperation between cultural institutions, initiating a process of actively learning history directly from the primary sources. A good project with solid tech and rich content,” highlighted the jury.

Exhibition on Screen: United Kingdom by Seventh Art Productions
Category: Film & Video
“The multi-layered approach helps to unfold the secrets of both the artists and the museums and makes the exhibitions accessible to a much wider audience,” noted the jury.

For the first time, this year the jury has decided to award two Special Mentions for extraordinary projects outside of award categories.

ING Bank and The Next Rembrandt project from the Netherlands
This is a scientific as well as creative accomplishment. The project opens discussions about the real value and authenticity of art and cultural heritage.

Signly with Signly @ The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the United Kingdom
This app is a great tool for making museums more inclusive and accessible and has potential far beyond the walls of a museum.

Heritage in Motion is part of Europa Nostra’s network project ‘Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values’, which has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

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